Paul Elvis Vaughn, 69, of Cape Coral went to be with the Lord unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon Aug. 1, 2012. He is deeply loved and sadly missed. He was the most loving and affectionate husband and is survived by his wife of 49 years, Ann Vaughn. The ever so proud and loyal father to which none could ever compare is survived by his son, Mark Vaughn, and daughter, Wendy (Richard) Thomas. He is "Big Daddy" to five grandchildren, Traci Vaughn, Mark Vaughn II, Austin Thomas, Madelyn Thomas and Mason Thomas. He is survived by his brother, Sam (Floetta) Vaughn of Purcell, OK.
Born April 1, 1943, in Memphis, Tenn. He relocated to Cape Coral in 1997 to enjoy his life of river front relaxation.
He was a 32 degree Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, S.J., U.S.A.; member of St. Elmo Commandery #4 Knights Templar; member of Eureka Council #6 Cryptic Masons; member of Penn-Chapter #22 Royal Arch Masons; member of Oakville Lodge #599 Memphis, Tenn.; member of Araba Shriners, Fort Myers. Most importantly of all, he is a member of the family of God.
He lived a life full of exciting and dazzling adventures that even told today will leave you breathless. This gentle giant of a man loved his family and friends unconditionally. He was one of the most honest person. He was a man of his word and full of compassion. He would do anything for anyone in need. His smile was one that was contagious and healing. His laughter forever remembered. This amazing man's simple presence filled any space with the utmost sense of peace and security. Loyal to all, protector of the weak, hopeless romantic, complete gentleman to the core, known child of God - what a man we will miss.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m., at the Fuller Metz Funeral Home, 3740 Del Prado Blvd, Cape Coral.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 950 West Faris St., Greenville, SC 29605. Phone 864-271-3444, fax 864-271-4471.
Please visit www.fullermetz.com to view Paul's Life Tribute and share a memory or condolence.